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Poster: unclejohn52 Date: Jul 9, 2010 11:11am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: objectivity in art...

"And by virtue of listening to archived music, everyone here actually does buy into the idea that the band's creativity or value is far from being fully related to novelty, new production, etc!"

Ah, but that flips the compass in the other direction - the listener can find new value from the old performance on any given occasion... just as audiences still go to hear orchestral music written 300 years ago.

Pretty much in agreement with you Althea - can't make a silk purse from a sow's ear, decline is decline. I think I was positing that the band's creativity was in decline, and citing as proof the lack of quality/quantity of new songs. No wonder that favorite Dark Stars are from an earlier era. As Mickey said, "We dive for pearls."

and yes, this is one helluva forum.

This post was modified by unclejohn52 on 2010-07-09 18:10:28

This post was modified by unclejohn52 on 2010-07-09 18:11:02